The second day (to me, I missed the first day because of our weekend vacation.) of the day camp, I stayed at base camp to take photos of the messy games. And they definitely were messy. Food flying everywhere, cold water on a cold day, kids eating food off the ground ... (okay, maybe I might have done that maybe possibly I don't know.)
The first game was marshmallow wars, with marshmallows flying everywhere and people running and screaming.
Then there was a giant sling shot. I got to shoot it a couple of times and it really was quite exciting.
This station was called "Play with your Food," and that's probably the best description of it ever. The victims wore shaving cream on their heads while their partners threw cheesy puffs at them. The goal was to be the team to get the most cheesy puffs stuck to the shaving cream, but everyone was having so much fun that they didn't pay attention to the results.
There was also a food eating game where you had to eat pieces of candy as fast as possible, as well as an egg toss.
Then there was my personal favorite, the water gun fight. I snapped a few photos before being asked to join, and since I had been pretty bored the whole day walking around taking photos of other people having fun, I happily obliged. There's a saying that goes kind of like this: No one looks stupid when they're having fun. I had so much fun, I didn't care about what I looked like (I only hoped I had a ton of paint on my face!). Not caring meant maximum fun and I think I had the most fun I've had all summer.